This evening’s violin lesson was slightly unusual. It started off as usual, with scales and past pieces. What was unusual was that I had brought along some music which is set for the piano. This wasn’t entirely my idea, as my teacher suggested I obtain more music. I mentioned I had loads of piano music and she thought it might be an idea to try that. Evidently, the violin being (mostly) monophonic, required I sort out what notes to discard. Usually this wasn’t too tricky, as I’d just have to pick out the top note from the treble which was the main melody. The mix was eclectic, with the Sound of Music, the Beatles and Christmas Carols all participating. The Carols even allowed a little harmony to occur, with one violin on soprano and the other on alto. Been left to practise the scale of C major, two octaves – second position!